John John Florence Wins Eddie Aikau Big-Wave Surfing Competition (Videos)

John John Florence just wrote his name into the surfing record books. The surfing world was captivated Thursday as the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing competition took place for just the ninth time since 1984, and Florence came out of the day the winner with a score of 301. Ross Clarke-Jones (278), Shane Dorian (270), Jamie Mitchell (249), and Kelly Slater (238...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Surfers get once-in-a-lifetime 60 foot swells off Hawaii

HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) The Eddie was ''a go'' as a powerful and sustained swell produced huge surf on Oahu's North Shore Thursday. Before the sun came up over the horseshoe-shaped Waimea Bay, organizers huddled together to make the final call on the invitation-only big-wave competition that hasn't been held in six years. The event in memory of local lifeguard and big-wave surfer...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rare Eddie Aikau Surfing Contest Good To Go Because Of 50-Foot Swells (Video)

With swells in Waimea Bay, Hawaii consistently topping 50 feet this week, organizers gave the green light for the rare Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing competition, according to The Associated Press. The minimum requirements for the competition include 40-foot sustained swells that last long enough for multiple heats. Since the prestigious, invitation-only competition began in 1984,...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

50-foot swells mean rare surfing meet is a go in Hawaii

HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) The Eddie is a go. Organizers of the rarely-held and invitation-only Eddie Aikau (EYE'-cow) big-wave surfing competition in Hawaii say the event will be held Thursday. The competition in memory of legendary big wave surfer Eddie Aikau hasn't been held for six years. Organizers require waves around 40 feet tall and a swell that lasts long enough to run multiple...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) Hawaii's big wave surf competition was called off early Wednesday when the 40-foot swells predicted failed to materialize, event spokeswoman Jodi Wilmott said. The competition was last held six years ago, when swells met organizers' strict minimums. The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event began in 1984, but there have only been eight times conditions...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Big-wave surfers gather in Hawaii for prestigious event

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) The wait is over for a select group of big-wave surfers as ''The Eddie'' big-wave competition is set to get underway at Oahu's Waimea Bay. For the first time in six years, the surf conditions on Wednesday are expected to meet the organizers' strict minimum requirements, with wave heights around 40 feet high. According to organizers, however, the event is...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

30 For 30 Review – Angry Sky

Director – Jeff Tremaine (Director of previous 30 for 30 installment The Birth Of Big Air) Length – 90 minutes with commercials (78 minutes without) Installment – #73 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek, The Birth Of Big Air Grade/Ranking – mid 50’s out of 73 Review: Closing the book...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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